Trade chief: Wage hike must be kept ‘minimal’

Inquirer.net 06/20/2018

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez on Wednesday said wage hikes should be “minimal” to avoid the rise in production costs and consumer prices. “If you ask me, there can be a minimal adjustment but that should not be…

New Central Visayas minimum wage rate unfair to labor

Fernando Fajardo 06/14/2018

The regional tripartite productivity and wage board (RTPWB) just announced an increase in the minimum wage rate of P20.00 pesos per day for Class A areas and P15.00 for Class B, C, and D areas. Class A…

Cebu laborers told: Stop comparing and complaining

Rosalie Abatayo 06/13/2018

Stop comparing. DOLE-7 Director Alvin Villamor urged laborers in Cebu to stop complaining and to rather accept the P20 wage increase they will soon get. Villarmor, the chair of the regional wage board, maintains that the P20-wage…

RTWPB-7 to decide on wage hike plea today

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/11/2018

The Regional Wage Tripartite and Productivity Board (RTWPB-7) is expected to decide on the amount of wage hike for Central Visayas today, June 11. This is the fourth deliberation conducted by the wage board over the appeal…

DOLE-7: Proposed wage order not final

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 06/08/2018

AMID criticisms from labor groups that the P20 wage adjustment in Central Visayas proposed by the Department of Labor and Employment in the region (DOLE-7) was not enough, DOLE-7 director Alvin Villamor clarified that the amount was…

Labor groups: Wage hike now a widely accepted proposal

Inquirer.net 06/02/2018

Because of the continuous rise in the prices of basic commodities and petroleum products, the request for a wage hike has become a widely accepted proposal, according to representatives of different labor groups. “Any amount or a…

CV can expect a wage increase soon

Futch Anthony Inso 05/30/2018

A UNIFORM minimum wage throughout the country can only be done if Congress repeals Republic Act (R.A.) 6727 or the Wage Rationalization Act which created the National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) and the Regional Tripartite Wages…

Expect wage increase ‘within the month’

Inquirer.net 05/29/2018

Bello’s promise Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Tuesday said that workers can expect to receive salary increase “within the month” amid soaring prices of basic goods and commodities. “Within the month, kasi very clear ‘yung instruction…

Dole-7 exec: Two more deliberations for wage hike petitions

Rosalie O. Abatayo and Futch Anthony Inso 05/24/2018

The petitions for wage increase in Region 7 still have a long way to go as the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) has just finished two out of four deliberations this week. Luchel Taniza, Information…

Wage hearing: Labor, management sectors explain stand on wage hike petitions

Futch Anthony Inso 05/09/2018

Wage increase petitioners from the labor sector cited the impact on workers of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) Law and the introduction of the Public Utility Vehicles modernization program as among the factors to…

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